Friday, December 11, 2009

Win a Watermarking Action Kit and CoffeeShop Butterscotch Vintage Action Tweaked!

Closed!!!

First I want to give away one of our CoffeeShop Watermarking Action kits!



This kit works ...in all versions of Photoshop CS, and Photoshop Elements 5 to 8. To read more about it, just click on the image above.

So are you interested? All you have to do to enter this giveaway is blog about the CoffeeShop Blog this weekend! Simply post this weekend (no later than Dec. 13, Sunday, 9PM central time) about CoffeeShop's free stuff or upload some of your cool edited images or storyboards using CoffeeShop actions or templates. Make sure there is an actual link to this blog somewhere in your post. As Christmas approaches I would love to find more readers looking for free stuff!!!

Once you post, please come back here and comment with the link to your post and your first name. Please, only comments with links please. :-) Sunday evening I will pick one comment using Random.org and select a winner and post their name here, plus post a great new freebie!

I can't wait to see what you guys post! And thanks. :-)

Second, I always learn so much from my readers, so thank you so much for your comments and suggestions! Case-in-point, I received a very nice Flickr mail from Cord with a gorgeous image she had treated with my Butterscotch Vintage action. The image was stunning (not because of the action, it was a great photo) and she also mentioned something that gave me one of those "duh" moments.

Cord put all of the Butterscotch Vintage layers into a group so she could easily adjust the opacity of the butterscotch vintage enhancement to make the effect more subtle. Simple right?

When I first started this blog I knew nothing about grouping or Photoshop Elements. Later I convinced myself you could not do it in Photoshop Elements so I didn't write it in my actions. And honestly, it would not be desirable in many of my actions, but there are some like Butterscotch Vintage that really benefit with this little addition.

If you don't know about grouping, it is a nifty little trick. When you put layers in a group you can adjust the entire group at once with one opacity adjustment, or open the group and fine-tune each layer and then adjust the entire group at once.

So, I have modified the CoffeeShop Butterscotch Vintage action download. Now after running. the action groups all of the butterscotch vintage layers so you can simply adjust the effect of the entire action at once, or open the group and fine-tune each layer (oops, you can't do this in PSE). The old action works fine, but now it is easy to get a more subtle effect quickly. The download links will bring up the new and improved action. :-)

If you have any questions, please post them them in my CoffeeShop Flickr Group! And for complete info on installing all of my actions, click here!

34 comments:

  1. http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=364279300257#/debbyboltman?ref=profile

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  2. I just recently discovered your blog as a new PSE8 owner and I have to say you just plain out rock! Editing pictures has become so much funner with all of your wonderful actions and textures!
    Here is my link! Hope you like it!

    http://ranchmomma.blogspot.com/2009/12/treasure-chest-for-photoshop-lovers.html

    Kimberley

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  3. http://blog.bkenglephotography.com/
    Thanks, Rita.
    ...Beckie

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  4. I love your actions Rita!!! I really appreciate all you do for us!!!

    http://wife-mommy-photographer.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-have-been-big-fan-of-coffeeshop.html

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  5. Love, love love your site and the new Butterscotch action is great!!

    THANK YOU for all the work you do and for making it accessible for those of us just starting out!

    http://dayspringphotography.blogspot.com/2009/12/free-actions.html

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  6. http://heyboerphotography.blogspot.com/

    I really hope I win :) It looks like a really cool action. I love the other free actions too!! Rochelle

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  7. OOoooh Santa might come early? I tweeted about this :)

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  8. http://weeonespov.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/love-love-love-coffeeshop/

    (forgot to give you my name so I deleted my original comment!) :)

    Thanks for a great resource!

    Stacy

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  9. http://cutest-weeks-boys.blogspot.com/2009/12/ritas-coffeeshop-blog.html



    You are awesome and I love your stuff!

    Christina Weeks

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  10. Thanks for the awesome opporunity!

    http://rachelsramblings.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/coffeeshop-pse-actions/

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  11. I've been using many of your wonderful actions and tuturials for a long time now but it's the blogger photo resizing hack that has really rocked my world - thanks Rita!

    Here's the link to my post.

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  12. I put a link onto my I Heart Faces post today...! I always get questions from folks like "how do I learn to do this" so I'm sending them your way!

    http://www.goodtrueandbeautiful.com/2009/12/wow-friday.html

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  13. Would be thrilled to win, and am happy to keep spreading the word:)

    http://kahoogstad2.blogspot.com/2009/12/coffeeshop.html

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  14. Oh I had just posted about your butterscotch action right before I found this on your site...I am one step ahead. Here is the post: http://inhotpursuitofcolor.blogspot.com/2009/12/letter-i.html

    Love your stuff :)!

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  15. Love it! Just posted about you the other day =)

    http://scrappyshiek.blogspot.com/2009/12/coffeeshop-giveaway.html

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win your watermarking action set!

    My blog post is Here


    Best wishes,
    Sam.

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  17. I have been a fan of yours for about 6 months when I discovered you on Flickr. THANK YOU so much!

    here is my link and I have a "button" of yours faithfully on my blog. I tell everyone about you. ;)

    http://ifihadaphotographofyou.blogspot.com/2009/12/coffee-shop.html

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  18. http://manarose222.blogspot.com/2009/12/httpcoffeeteaphotographyblogspotcom.html

    What an awesome giveaway!!!

    Thanks~ Amanda

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  19. http://erickamoorephotography.blogspot.com/2009/12/speaking-of-coffeeshop-its-giveaway.html

    Thanks!
    Ericka

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  20. I posted. Love this site!

    http://bornbarefoot.blogspot.com/2009/12/so-many-free-photoshop-resources-on-web.html

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  21. Ha, I was linking to you anyway tonight! Just wanted to say thanks for always making me look so good!

    Single digits tonight, you can send up some warm weather anytime now ;)

    Claudia
    http://gnubee.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/theres-life-in-old-things/

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  22. I used one of your storyboards in this new blog post here http://rachelperry.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/simpsons-family-portrait-session-missouri-city-and-sugar-land-texas/

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  23. best of luck to me! Thanks for the opportunity Rita!

    www.miamorphotography.blogspot.com

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  24. Rita, I LOVE that you have this blog. LOVE IT! You have helped me out so much. Thank you. I've been eyeing this watermarking kit. I'm not a profesh, but I always wish I could do things like the pros.

    Thanks for all you do for those of us that are just beginning to understand the world of photoshop and thanks for making stuff work in PSE. You're so nice to share your talents with the world.

    Natalie http://nevastuartmix.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-tutor.html

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  25. hi Rita - thanks for all you do for us CS4 addicts. Here's the link to my blog -

    http://lifeithappenseveryday.blogspot.com/2009/12/need-to-win.html

    happy holidays!

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  26. Awesome-we have a bit more time to enter, so I can! Have the watermark action, but want to enter anyway. Used the Vintage News action on this old mill in Kansas.http://www.flickr.com/photos/julie_b1/4177237067/

    Have a great weekend everyone!
    Julie

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  27. Great contest! I would love to win this, the pictures used as examples are gorgeous!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    http://outofthenotebook.blogspot.com/2009/12/coffeeshop-blog.html

    ~Reyna

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  28. Love your actions! Thanks for giving us a chance to win the watermark set. Here is my link:

    http://iscrapforfun.blogspot.com/2009/12/photoshop-elements-fun.html

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  29. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway! I'm just learning PSE 8 and was directed by a friend to your blog. I've downloaded a bunch of actions and just started learning how to use them. I tried out your Butterscotch action here:
    http://write-now-remember-later.blogspot.com/2009/12/more-fun-with-photoshop-elements.html

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  30. Hi Rita,
    here's the link to my blog...i post about you often! i LOVE your actions and would also LOVE the watermark kit!
    ~Meg
    http://pearlshaynea.blogspot.com/

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  31. Amazing blog with amazing techniques, thank you. I am looking forward to having a play with some of them.
    Thanks again, Beckie
    www.beckiedreyer.blogspot.com

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  32. Would so love to win this, thanks for the opportunity. I don't have a blog so have put a layout on my flickr page. I used your rounded corner story board which was brilliant to illustrate the antics of my cat. I've never used actions but hope to get to grips with them one of these days. Kate

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/didgiscrapper/4182699698/

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  33. http://dcimages.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/resources/

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  34. Was trying to get my comment in before the deadline.. so I forgot to put my name. I love your site.

    Dave

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